Ben Austin was diagnosed with a stage 3 Wilms Tumor (kidney cancer) at the age of 3 and a half. He underwent a nephrectomy, chemotherapy , and abdominal radiation. Unfortunately just three months off treatment Ben had a relapse to the lungs. He continued with more aggressive chemotherapy, lung radiation, and lung surgery for an additional year.
Ben is now 9 years old and a 2x cancer survivor in the third grade. We follow him for late effects of his harsh cancer treatment and he scans every six months at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to see if he remains cancer free. We continue to be optimistic and have hope for his future.
We look for Inspiration through reliable foundations like StillBrave and support Tattoo Tom’s mission to assist those battling this horrible disease.